UPDATE 7/12: Mandatory Paper Recycling is Here

Updated 7/12
Did you remember to put out the paper and cardboard this week? The new recycling rules are now in effect and trends in the movement are detailed in this article from the Fairfax Extra.

Originally posted 6/27
From today's Metro section:

Fairfax County officials announced yesterday that residents, businesses and institutions will be required to recycle cardboard, magazines, office paper, catalogs, cereal boxes, telephone books, envelopes and junk mail beginning July 10.
The Board of Supervisors adopted the tougher recycling rules last year. The county's solid-waste management program handles more than 1.5 million tons of municipal solid waste and recyclables annually. It is projected to handle an additional 139,000 to 500,000 tons of waste a year by 2025.

By Focus on Fairfax |  July 12, 2007; 1:59 PM ET  | Category:  Consumer Affairs , Environment , Government , Utilities
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